Key Information: In-Person Learning

Posted October 19, 2020

Ms. Ferrigan created a fun video explaining some of the changes you can expect if you will be joining us in person, so be sure to watch it above! There is some very fine acting in addition to the helpful information. Below is information on general in-person precautions.

  • All students arrive on the playground
  • No entry through the front doors
  • No playing on the playground – go directly to your assigned location (see below)
  • Maintain a minimum of 3′ distance from others at all times
  • Classes will enter/exit through their assigned door ONLY.
  • All students must complete their health screening at home.
  • Teachers will take temperatures upon entrance into school.
  • Tardy arrivals:
    • Buzz in at the front door
    • The main office will check your child’s temperature and get 
  • Grades 3-5 will leave the building at 3:25 pm through the assigned door and walk to the assigned meeting location
  • Grades ECEK-2 will leave the building at 3:30 pm through the assigned door and walk to the assigned meeting location
  • Paras will walk bus riders to the fence (if the bus is present, students will get on the bus- if no bus is present, students line up along the fence, socially distanced)
  • There will not be a sign out procedure for any grades outside of the health screening
  • Masks must be worn at all times by students and adults
  • Listen for student names to be called
  • Early dismissals:
    • Buzz in at the front door (remember, parents are not allowed in the building)
    • The front office will call the student down from the classroom
    • The front office will bring the student to their adult at the front door

Arrival & Dismissal Locations and Assigned Doors

Arrival & Dismissal Locations

Assigned Doors

In-Person Precautions

The most recent return-to-school guidelines that we have received from DPS and Denver Health place the following limitations on in-person instruction:  

  • Cohort sizes may not exceed 35 students and cohorts may not mix. We intend to keep our cohorts under 25 students.
  • Cohorts may be served by up to 5 adults over the course of the day as long as there are not more than 2 adults with a cohort at the same time.
  • Teachers can support up to 2 different cohorts in person.
  • Students in grades K-5 should be socially distanced a minimum of 3 feet. Adults must maintain a 6-foot distance from each other, and a 3-foot distance from students.  
  • Students and adults must maintain appropriate physical distancing, wear masks, and practice daily hygiene. 

In addition to adhering to these safety guidelines, our top priority for the return-to-school transition is that we maintain consistency and relationships for our students and team. Therefore, we are maintaining the general structure of our school day when students return to campus. Some parts of our day will look different. These include:

  • The school day for students will be from 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Masks must be worn at all times with the exception of meals and mask breaks. NO GAITERS OR BANDANAS.
  • Every cohort/classroom will have its own entrance/exit into the building. This will be the only door that the cohort uses to get into/out of the building.
  • If your child is late to school, he/she will need to enter the front door and be checked by the front office.
  • All Parents/Guardians must complete a health screening with their child(ren) before arriving at school.
  • Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are safe and healthy before arriving at school.
  • Parents/Guardians will conduct symptom screening before they arrive in person and temperatures will be taken at home if possible
  • Those that do not pass the self-report screening MUST stay home and CANNOT come to school. Please call the attendance line at school, notifying the school of the illness
  • This pre-screening must be done via the app Safe Access. (General guide for at-home screening can be found HERE (and below)). We will send more information about the Safe Access app next week.
  • Students will have their temperature checked prior to entering the building every morning.
  • Hand washing will take place every 2 hours at a minimum.
  • Meals will be eaten in the classroom while maintaining 3-6′ social distance. Breakfast and lunch will be taken to them and individually served.
  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided at no cost.
  • Recess will look a little different as cohorts can only interact with themselves. There will be no intermixing of cohorts at Recess and each cohort will have designated space outdoors to play.
  • For the safety of the community, no visitors are allowed inside the school building, including parents and families with the exception of individuals accessing a School-Based Health Clinic or a mental health professional are also currently allowed in school or other DPS buildings.